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I have an ice ball forming on back right of fridge. ANy idea why or what should be done?

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You most likely have a problem with the defrost cycle. could be several things. Does it gurggle after you close the freezer door? No? Do you get a strong suction on the door immediately after opening the door? Longer than 30 seconds is not right. Defrost drain may be clogged. It drains defrosted water into the pan under the unit near the coil. Unplug with a light gauge wire and drain cleaner.

Drain may be clear, but heating coils may not be be working well enough. In a marvel of technology, a self defrosting fridge activates heating elements mounted on the cooling coils. A timer heats the elements hot enough to melt frost to water inside your freezer. Very efficient! This water runs out to a pan in the bottom and is evaporated.

Your water is not draining, clogging the drain, then backing up with every defrost cycle. check the drain. If clear, it is probably the circuit board controlling it.

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